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41  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Returned 360 DOA? on: July 29, 2008, 12:38:51 PM
Most flakey peice of consumer electronics EVER... Christ.
42  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Returned 360 DOA? on: July 28, 2008, 12:51:04 AM

Quote from: Gratch on July 25, 2008, 04:00:08 PM

How many is this now Hank?

I lost count. Because I now have two 360's in the house. Im going to say Seven, but TECHNICALLY this is a failure right? SO MY EIGHTH is being shipped back to them...

LOL
43  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Returned 360 DOA? on: July 25, 2008, 03:52:54 PM
You see Ike, isnt that thoughtful of them? Now I didnt have to WAIT fo the unit to go RROD it was already there.
44  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360 Demo] Hail to the Chimp.... on: July 25, 2008, 12:57:04 PM
Yes I wasted bandwidth and downloaded it. Not only do I want my time back, I want my bandwidth back too please.
45  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Summer 08 PSN game sale! on: July 25, 2008, 12:55:59 PM
And I recommend Elefunk HIGHLY... great diversion for 5$ its basically bridge builder... check it there is a demo.
46  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Summer 08 PSN game sale! on: July 25, 2008, 12:55:06 PM
Pain and PJ Monsters for 5$ are a steal.
47  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Returned 360 DOA? on: July 25, 2008, 12:52:39 PM
Have you ever had this happen to you a repaired 360 delivered with RROD? This is a new one.
48  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: post ur gaming set up.. on: July 18, 2008, 12:36:03 PM
Is there a more awesome site than monoprice? I got my wall mount for my 42" lcd for 24.00 and its strong as hell...
49  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My girlfriend's a dirty pirate! on: July 18, 2008, 12:34:12 PM
They are clearly disturbing if you are a video game enthusiast, as they hurt the developers. That said, they do sound damned convenient now dont they? I would love to have 20 games with me on one cart. I have a VECTREX multicart (legal, or no one cares) that has every vectrex game on it and its a hoot...

Its rampant in china/japan more so than here.
50  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: post ur gaming set up.. on: July 17, 2008, 03:22:46 PM

Quote from: Canuck on July 14, 2008, 04:00:59 AM



Holy crap you have a PACHINKO machine!?  That's just fucking awesomeness!!


LOL Pachinko is the cheapest thing in that room you can get that one for about 179.
51  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: post ur gaming set up.. on: July 12, 2008, 03:16:06 PM
I have upgraded a little since the last pics... so here goes..









52  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Video Game Sound Challenge on: June 27, 2008, 12:37:44 PM
15 out of 18
53  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Scarlett Johansson Murders Tom Waits on: May 31, 2008, 10:04:14 PM
That was tough. Not a good album.. Love Norah Jones singing waits though.. Long Way Home is awesome.
54  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 Videos on: May 29, 2008, 12:46:03 PM
Impressive.
55  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone using a Safety, Straight, or Electric razor? on: April 10, 2008, 11:27:55 PM
A FEW WEEKS IN and my VERDICT IS IN:

I wouldnt go back to a mach 3 for free.

The Safety Razor has a learning curve, but once you get the knack, its the best shave I have ever had!!! HANDS DOWN.

And is so much cheaper!BRAVO!

I also got a hot lather machine and a badger hair brush... Shaving is fun now
56  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Help with UT3 in game voice. on: April 01, 2008, 01:58:33 PM
Has anyone had any luck with using a mic in UT3? I have a USB Logitech and my friend has a logitech non-usb. And I cannot figure how in the hell to commincate. It appears on the PS3 you need to push a button to talk.. This is driving me crazy.
57  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What is suffocating Pc Gaming... Ill tell you what. on: March 28, 2008, 05:18:43 PM
I finally upgraded my home PC after 5 years things were starting to go, and it just felt like time. I have NEVER had a PC this long. The recent console’s really helped that as they have been taking a big chunk of my time. So I jumped in and bought a DELL XPS 630 with a quad processor 4 gig o ram Nvidia 8800 GT. And I was thrilled….UNTIL

PROBLEM ONE

Install Unreal Tournament 3 and it looks amazing!!! But has these horrible random PAUSES that are enough to drive you crazy… After 2-3 hours of diagnosis, I ascertained it is a driver issue with the  NVIDIA drivers and QUAD processors. I found a beta video driver that fixed the problem.

PROBLEM TWO

In the mean time, everything was running just DANDY, and the I decided to INSTALL SP1 for VISTA. Now the machine wont come out of sleep mode. Its maddening. After an hour of playing with drivers… it only got worse. I did a system restore, and went back, but I was able to ascertain that this is a relatively common problem with SP1 and there are tons of users with similar problems. The solution right now? Uninstall Sp1, or don’t go into SLEEP mode. I chose the latter.

PROBLEM THREE

I decided to get some games that I have been missing out on over the past several years and made a stop at Gamestop… I was HORRIFIED by the selection, I couldn’t find Command and Conquer 3, Rise of Legends, Company of Hero’s after three stores, I found Company of Hero’s. I reckon I need to buy games for the PC online. Being out of the loop on this one, this was quite the shock. I remember when 80 percent of the store was PC and it was OVERWHELMING what to even BUY!!! THE HORROR.

PROBLEM FOUR

I get home with my poichase of Company of Heros and try to install it and the serial key does not WORK after a call and some hand flapping I  was told the manual key was bad and should have another  number in the box. In the middle of the manual was an index card with a number stating the manual printing was hosed use this number….. and after a LENGTHY install.. I was treated to having to download a patch that was over 100 meg. No problem, another 10 minutes it installs and I restart the game PATCH 2 at 40 meg… Rinse, Wash, Repeat. I didn’t even believe this myself a THIRD PATCH had to download. ONE HOUR LATER I HAVENT SEEN THE GAME YET.

Now I should say, I often enjoy diagnosing PC problems. But my concern is how JOE SIXPACK would do ANY OF THIS. The answer is he wouldn’t he is playing his Wii.  After all these years these problems SHOULD not EXIST.

Cries on his autoexec.bat trying to remember the commands for emm386… Hugs his PC softly weeping.
58  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP Sony's John Koller interview on: March 26, 2008, 12:23:47 PM
All this is nice. But  I cant help but feel Sony needs to wake up.

The PSP is now in its 3rd year?

What is the intended life cycle of this unit? When a new Nintendo handheld comes out they will need to respond.

I cant help but feel that the PSP is in the LEAST middle aged... and you are only now postulating add ons and downloads where have you guys been?

WHY cant I still dl anything over wi-fi? 3 years into the product life cycle?

Sony is sound asleep. And where the hell is HOME? the Ps3 is going to be in its 2 year when they finally get around to that.. hire more people, drink some coffee for gods sake.
59  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Anyone using a Safety, Straight, or Electric razor? on: March 25, 2008, 03:51:10 PM
You guys  talked me into it, Im getting a safety razor. Im tired of the gimmicks.
60  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The PS3 Unreal Tournament 3 thread (first user-created map now available!) on: February 26, 2008, 08:20:33 PM
Hey guys add me, I would love for you to kick my ass in UT3
61  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: God of War: Chains of Olympus on: February 23, 2008, 11:58:25 PM
When is this game coming out?
62  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: N+ Impressions on: February 22, 2008, 12:42:31 AM
I didnt love it. I hate how slippery the running feels.
63  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Things you never want to do again in a game on: February 20, 2008, 02:34:52 PM

Quote from: The Grue on February 15, 2008, 11:38:37 PM

I never want to do another sliding square puzzle in a game again (the kind where on slot is missing and you can move things around).  I suck at them and hate them.

Totally.
64  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Facebreaker - (EA) Boxing Game on: February 15, 2008, 04:02:56 PM
THe last fight night was SUPERLATIVE. This is a HORRIBLE mistake.
65  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Facebreaker - (EA) Boxing Game on: February 14, 2008, 01:16:47 PM
As much as I want this, I hope this is not replacing the brillant Fight Night series, rather a compliment to.
66  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 Disconnects --FIXED on: February 06, 2008, 11:32:10 PM
I got it off Amazon for 70.00

IT was from a seller in CA. I highly recommend it 4 hours in no disconnects and the rumble is a nice bonus!
67  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PS3 Disconnects --FIXED on: February 06, 2008, 01:32:33 PM
I have been going crazy with my 60 gig Ps3... I have been getting random disconnects with the controllers just about every 5-10 minutes.. just as you are about to make that important leap in Ratchet and Clank. It was MADDENING. It happened with both controllers I had. I refused to send it in for repair to Sony because there was no guarantee I would get my 60 gig back (i want full BC) thats why I paid more for it.

I imported a DUAL SHOCK 3 and played (for the first time ever!) for 2 hours without a SINGLE disconnect! and the vibration is a welcomed addition....

As pissed as I am to have two useless controllers, I am more relieved that it is resolved!
68  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (2/4) on: February 04, 2008, 04:56:43 PM
Im tapping out.
69  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Here we go - ONE Red Ring on my 360 on: February 04, 2008, 02:41:39 PM
Ron, that BLOWS. Worse made console EVER... Christ.
70  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Say hello to my latest love..... on: January 24, 2008, 01:39:25 PM
Awesome congrats!
71  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Possibly interesting graph (360 related) on: January 24, 2008, 01:37:19 PM
Does Japan Matter anymore? Im not being an ass, Im just not sure it meant what it once did. Quirky gamers that even stymie the developers as to what is going to be a hit. That said, if the 360 is doing so terrible and teh Ps3 isnt knocking them dead.. are they all playing the Wii over there or what the hell are they playing?
72  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Achievements, Smoked Eels and Corndogs. on: January 19, 2008, 11:36:23 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on January 19, 2008, 04:00:16 AM

Mark me down in the couldn't care less about achievements camp.  Seriously, they are worthless to me and I can't even remember the last time I  checked the number of achievements I completed in a game.

EDIT:
Smoked eel:  awesome and I will most likely be having some tomorrow!
Corndogs:  equally awesome.  Fucking diet.

Smoked Eel is delicious.
73  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: undertow is the free xbla game on: January 19, 2008, 01:44:19 AM
Shite.

Points was the only way to handle this. That game left me with pruned fingers..
74  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I went to go fire up [360] Circle of Doom last night... on: January 19, 2008, 01:33:21 AM
Dude that sucks.
75  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unable to connect new 360 to Live - Please Help on: January 17, 2008, 01:38:04 PM
Ok, as Papa Smurf posted, here is the fix.

http://netservices.verizon.net/portal/link/help/item&objId=23785

Let us know if it works.
76  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Achievements, Smoked Eels and Corndogs. on: January 16, 2008, 04:45:16 PM
I have been giving “achievements” on the Xbox 360 a lot of thought as of late. A friend of mine is egging me on, and I’m still not motivated to run around and collect “insert item here”. Maybe, I’m old and have lost my competitive edge much like a bloated steroid injected out of work bowling star.

Everyone gets a different buzz from gaming. I personally am not a “completionist” gamer anymore, there was a time… I would spend 14 hours looking for new islands in Pirates! for the commodore 64 but lately, the fun in gaming to me is not getting every possible do dangle and orb, the fun in gaming, is just that, the fun. That said, I will be the first to admit a certain level of satisfaction whenever I hear that little ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED sound, telling me what a good little boy and gamer I have been. For me, achievements are not the way, the truth and the life, unless I’m having one hell of a great time collection. But many “completionist” gamers are going GAGA over achievements, and if that is their motivation for making it all the more fun, Im thrilled for them. 

I think this has to do with me being a NINTENDO junkie. I have ALREADY wasted too much time collecting every puzzle piece in Banjo and Tooie and Yooie, Donkey Kong 64 collect-o-thons, Super Mario stars… on and on and I have been there and done that to death. A good friend of mine once gave me sage advice he got from his mother, I love to read books, but life is too damn short to read a bad one, If I bought a book then DAMN IT (shakes his fist to the sky in a mocking fashion)  I was going to finish that damn book! Now, I give the book away… or just toss it aside. Life is too damn short for me to arduously collect dangle mcfiddleywops anymore.

Understand, I want to be clear, I enjoy achievements, but they are not the reason I play games… rather they are an enhancer much like a sexual stimulant, if they make it feel better to play then I’m all for it.

 
77  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Will you make the move to 7.1? on: January 16, 2008, 01:47:56 PM
No, I lost the urge to keep up with the hottest audio recievers long ago. For several reasons.

I live with a woman.

What this means is, I have taken a poll and have NOT met a woman who loves to watch an action movie that SHAKES the couch.. their ears are MUCH more sensitive to noise than a man's. and it would drive me INSANE to spend 2k on the equipment then run all the wires through the cieling/wall that would make me sick to listen to it at a REASONABLE level.

So I have my denon 5.1 in my game room that I am happy with, and I have no desire to upgrade it due to my kids periodically turning it BLAZINGLY loud and to this day, I have no idea why the speakers still arent blown.

78  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unable to connect new 360 to Live - Please Help on: January 16, 2008, 01:35:22 PM
If that doesnt help... post the model number of your router here and I will find you the latest firmware. It will then work... its an easy fix, promise.
79  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Unable to connect new 360 to Live - Please Help on: January 16, 2008, 01:33:45 PM
I found out the hard way that the FIOS router is OUT OF THE BOX incompatible with the wireless XBOX 360 adapter.

(one of the reasons I dont have FIOS to date, I hate that damn router)

That said, I got it working at a friends house by dowloading the latest BETA firmware drivers for the router. I believe it was an ACTIONTEC? but do a google search for the router and xbox live. you will find the forum with people having the same problem...

EASY FIX thank god.

Fios also preys havoc with SONOS. I dont want to beta test fios for them like I did DSL no thanks.
80  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: XBOX Live is 100% FUBAR on: January 09, 2008, 01:29:54 PM
I still have intermitant issues will accessing XBOX live. I couldnt download any content last night... still not 100% from what I can see.
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